It has been an interesting day!
I had an amazing chat with my best friend who is currently living in another timezone. We don't connect as often as we used to, I guess that is what growing up feels like 😔. Regardless our chat was great! She is always a great source of inspiration for me!
Today someone shared one of my side projects on their own site! It was a great feeling to have someone that interested in what I have been creating! Here is the link
I have been working more on https://flawk.to, it has been slow but I am comfortable with the speed and multiple different angles I am tackling it from. It is also nice/daunting to be learning a who technology from scratch again. Not sure it will be worth it, but it is at least interesting for now.
Work today has not been bad! I have more meetings which usually keeps me busy and a little more engaged. We had a conversation with someone who read the reviews from Glassdoor about our company before excepting our offer. He seems like someone we most definitely want on the team and it will be very disappointing if he chooses not to - although I completely understand and can empathize with his position. During the call I tried to outline that we understand the issues and we are working to fix them. Mentioning that we are looking for people like him to step into the mess for a little while and help us craft a better experience. We shall see what comes of it.
We are above the 10 count now for the number of people who have accepted our offers of employment. Things are starting to come together and I feel like we are catching up on the backlog of positions to fill. Which means we can slow down and look to the future to start crafting a better life at the company for everyone. Obviously I only have an impact in development, but that is a great start. Since we want to shift more of the company into development and away from consulting it will be more meaningful long term to have good development policies and practices.
I am starting to work with someone on flawk. It might work out better now that I am moving a little slower and operating on multiple different plains. It is an experiment, we shall see how it turns out.
I also am working with someone on a side project I am doing that will help me organize myself during all of this hiring. That is moving along well! I am looking forward to using that software and seeing if it improves anything at all.
Some new things for me today, I am thinking about stating a vlog! I am moving my whole family to a different country to perform a new job that could really bring some impact. Not sure how that is going to go, or what medium to product that on but I do think it would suit my personality well.
I have also been thinking about a video course that I will put on youtube! Not exactly sure how long that will take to complete but I am really looking forward to re-writing an application I still believe has some use, and also getting better at my production and post production video skills!
There is currently no good process to handle hiring requisitions, so I just get random emails from random people within the company requesting I hire someone. I want to trust that everything is in order before they filled out the requisition but there has been examples where that has not been the case. So I get some document with only a description of the skills required with no details on the:
- project or type of work
- expected difficulties in the work
- needed catalytic skills
- current structure
It is wild to me that we don't employ a stricter system to manage these requests.
Twas a busy day. Didn't get as much as I wanted to accomplished - for myself, or for the company.
There is always tomorrow.